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 If a computer could store a massive number of language documents and
their translations, could the computer translate like a human?

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 New documents constantly created
 Black Box Myth

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 Assumes that each source texts has exactly one correct translation

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 Purpose of Text
 Email vs. Congressional Minutes
 Audience
 Elementary School Students vs. Prince Charles

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 What properties, other than memory, would be necessary to facilitate
humanlike translation?

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 Born June 23, 1912
 1936: The Turing Machine
 1939–42: Breaking of Uboat Enigma cipher (including building of Bombe
machine)
 1950: Computing Machinery and Intelligence: The Turing Test
 Considered by some as the founder of computer science

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 Became the concept for the modern theory of computation and
computability
 Infinite # of possible Turing Machines, each corresponding to a
different algorithm
 Each algorithm written out as a set of instructions in a standard form (àcomputer languages)

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 Created a machine called the Bombe, which had many drums with 26 sides,
each side corresponding to a letter of the alphabet.
 Eliminated the incorrect possibilities to get to possible correct
combinations.

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 First published as Computing Machinery and Intelligence in Mind (1950)

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 Some humans guess wrong when conversation is limited to a domain
 What would it take for a computer to pass the Turing Test with no domain
limitation?

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